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Bed Rust

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Native Son, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Jul 10, 2017 at 4:24 AM
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    Native Son

    Native Son [OP] Problem

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    I have a 03 Tundra that has had the frame resprayed by dealer due to class action. My truck has always had a slide in liner and a full cap on it. I had never crawled under it to examine the underside. Well I removed the cap and the liner this week and found 13 spots on the bed deck that had rust spotting. Son small others large (size 1 to 1/2 inches). I have not pocked at them to see if they go thru. I did look underneath to see if maybe the spots were being rubbed against something that might have caused it. Nothing !! would the whole underside have been resprayed when the dealer resprayed for the class action suit.I have no other rust on truck.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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    chphilo

    chphilo Tundra addict

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    I assume that by 'slide in liner', you mean those plastic liner that you put on top of the bed.

    I would've been more surprised if your 14 year old truck bed had been pristine especially since you have had these liners. They are notoriously bad in collecting moisture and keeping it there.

    If it's just surface rust, you could scrub the rust and repaint (or line x)
     
  3. Jul 10, 2017 at 9:52 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    Line-x time!
     
  4. Jul 10, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Yes, if it is just surface rust that can be sanded off, go with a spray in bed liner. I am not a fan of the plastic, drop-in liners and your post reminds me why. Hopefully you caught it in time to minimize the damage.
     

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